How many times have you blamed others or maybe your circumstances for failing to reach your potential? We’re all human and there is no question that our context has impacted us; however, in order to move forward from here, we have to acknowledge and own our contribution to our current condition. We have a choice about how we respond. Once identified, we act to bring change and move to the next hurdle. Here are five signs we need to look for when determining what role we played sabotaging our own success and how to overcome them.
Five characteristics of self-sabotagers:
- Finger pointer – you went pro at pointing out problems, but are still an amateur advancing appealing alternatives
- Couch potato – you don’t want to relocate from your comfort zone
- Bad hunter – you don’t track your successes
- Darth Vader of your cube farm – you will do anything to prevent anyone else from having more success than you
- Self-limiter – you walk away from opportunity by thinking of all the reasons you aren’t qualified
Now, go and lead like someone you would want to follow!